MZ007
Zambezi River Delta


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus VU resident - 70 breeding pairs A1, A4i
Wattled Crane Bugeranus carunculatus VU non-breeding - 2,000 individuals A1, A4i
African Openbill Anastomus lamelligerus LC non-breeding - 1,000 individuals A4i
Southern Banded Snake-eagle Circaetus fasciolatus NT resident 1999 present A1, A3
Chestnut-fronted Helmetshrike Prionops scopifrons LC resident 1999 present A3
Woodwards' Batis Batis fratrum LC resident 1999 present A3
East Coast Batis Batis soror LC resident 1999 present A3
Lowland Tiny Greenbul Phyllastrephus debilis LC resident 1999 present A3
Black-bellied Starling Notopholia corusca LC resident 1999 present A3
East Coast Akalat Sheppardia gunningi NT resident 1999 present A1, A3
Mouse-coloured Sunbird Cyanomitra verreauxii LC resident 1999 present A3
Lesser Seedcracker Pyrenestes minor LC resident 1999 present A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zambezi Delta Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 3,171,172 protected area contains site 0
Nhapacué Forest Reserve 17,000 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Marromeu Game Reserve 150,000 protected area contained by site 0
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve 1,600 protected area overlaps with site 0
Coutada Oficial No. 14 Hunting Reserve 135,300 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Coutada Oficial No. 11 Hunting Reserve 192,800 protected area contained by site 0
Coutada Oficial No. 10 Hunting Reserve 200,800 protected area contained by site 0
Coutada Oficial N0. 12 Hunting Reserve 296,300 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zambezi River Delta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2020.